GIZ – Proklima on behalf of the Government of Germany and in close co-operation with the Ozone Cell in the Ministry of Environment Forests & Climate Change (MoEF&CC) Govt. of India is implementing HCFC phase-out activities in the Indian Refrigeration and Air conditioning (RAC) servicing sector under the HCFC Phase – out Management Plan (HPMP).
This Training of Trainers (ToT) program has been organized in Department of Mechanical Engineering, J K Lakshmipat University, Jaipur from August 6, 2018 to August 10, 2018 by HPMP stage -II. HCFC phase out activities are taking place primarily through training on Good Servicing Practices, Leak Prevention and even further the primary need to introduce technicians to the appliances charged with alternative refrigerants, with particular emphasis on refrigerants with low or zero global warming potential (GWP), as appliances with such refrigerants are already in the market. While doing training / capacity building for technician’s additional activities viz. Institutional strengthening, Certification, Technical Support and Awareness activities are planned for HPMP Stage – II and taking place in Department of Mechanical Engineering, J K Lakshmipat University, Jaipur.
Prof. R S Agrawal, Ex Deputy Director of IIT Delhi, Senior Advisor and Coordinator of SPPU Ozone Cell, India with his team was present here in J K Lakshmipat University Jaipur to train the trainers. There were 20 trainers who clarified their queries with Prof. R S Agrawal during power point presentation as well as in practical training of Air-conditioning repair and maintenance which is conducted in Refrigeration and Air – Conditioning Laboratory of Department of Mechanical Engineering, J K Lakshmipat University, Jaipur.
The technicians training is done with a mechanism set up in the country it includes a team of Training partner, 3-4 trainer’s for each conducting each technicians training, and recruiter. Considering the geography of the country – India is wide spread and the number of technicians to be trained during the off season October to March is possible through a network of several such team of Training Partner with their Trainers. A team of trainers in the country are trained through Training of Trainers (ToT) workshop of five days duration. Through the ToT, the trainers are trained in the topics in which the technicians are to be trained. The training focuses on Installation and Good servicing practices for room air conditioners with HCFC – 22 and flammable refrigerants, and introduction to alternative refrigerants to HCFC – 22.